DOD Qiagen Wins $3.4M US DOD Contract for COVID-19 PCR Test Production The contract will support increased production capacity for COVID-19 tests to be used on the company's NeuMoDx 96 and 288 integrated PCR testing systems. Qiagen Gets $600K From US DoD to Ramp up COVID-19 Test Kit, Reagent Manufacturing The funds will be used to expand manufacturing capacity of enzymatic reagents and reagent kits at Qiagen's Beverly, Massachusetts, location. Renalytix AI Lands US Government Contract for Kidney Disease Test The firm said that the contract covers early-stage kidney disease testing that can be provided by more than 140 US government departments, agencies, and affiliates. DARPA Programs Leveraging Host-Response Testing, CRISPR for Future Pandemic Preparedness Premium DARPA program managers said they are developing different testing modalities that are crucially linked in their objective to facilitate more comprehensive and faster testing. Biden Administration Will Provide $1.6B to Improve COVID-19 Testing and Sequencing The administration will expand COVID-19 testing for schools and underserved populations, increase manufacturing of testing supplies, and increase genomic sequencing. Feb 12, 2021 Federal Agencies Collaborate to Solicit Proposals for SARS-CoV-2 Testing Supply Chain Scale-up Feb 11, 2021 Cue Health Ramping Up COVID-19 Test Production Following Positive Mayo Clinic Study, DoD Funding Premium Dec 29, 2020 Cepheid Gets FDA Emergency Use Authorization for US Department of Defense Coronavirus Test Oct 13, 2020 Cue Health Receives $481M From DoD to Expand COVID-19 Testing Capacity Jul 28, 2020 HHS, DoD Award $7.6M to Hologic to Boost Production of Coronavirus Testing Consumables Nov 4, 2019 Ovarian Cancer Omics Consortium Receives $500K DoD Grant for Early Detection Biomarker Discovery Sep 26, 2019 Sherlock Biosciences Lands $2M DOD Contract to Develop Rapid Diagnostics Sep 13, 2019 BARDA Contract Win, Unprecedented CMS Incentive Expected to Catalyze T2 Biosystems Growth Premium Jul 11, 2019 APOLLO Project Launching Prospective Proteogenomic Trial, Expanding Cancer Analyses Premium Jun 19, 2018 US Department of Defense Awards GeneCapture $1M Contract Oct 31, 2017 DoD Awards $10M to Consortium to ID New TB Drug Targets Oct 19, 2017 US Air Force Studying Impact of Exome Sequencing in Routine Care Oct 19, 2017 Air Force Sequencing Study to Inform Broader Genomic Medicine Implementation Among Service Members Premium Jul 13, 2017 Berg, DoD Using AI Platform to Ready Diagnostic Test for Prostate Cancer Premium Apr 19, 2017 MeMed Awarded $9.2M DoD Contract Mar 6, 2017 Jackson Lab Wins DoD Grant to Develop Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Classification Method Jan 4, 2017 GenomeWeb Index Falls 3 Percent in 2016; Genmark Leads Gainers as PacBio Drops Dec 14, 2016 Parabon NanoLabs Using DoD Contract to Develop Software to Streamline Forensic DNA Analysis Premium Oct 17, 2016 Exact Sciences Gets Coverage from DoD for Cologuard Screening Test Jul 26, 2016 APOLLO Initiative Aims to Make Proteogenomics Routine Part of Cancer Treatment at VA, DoD Premium Load More Breaking News Canadian Healthcare Providers, Policymakers Value Different Aspects of Clinical Genomic Sequencing New Products Posted to GenomeWeb: Oxford Nanopore, Bio-Rad, NanoString, More People in the News at OraSure, Element Biosciences, Micronoma, More Guardant Health Files Motions to Dismiss, Change Venue in Illumina Patent Lawsuit In Brief This Week: SQI Diagnostics, T2 Biosystems, Enhanc3D, QuidelOrtho, More Illumina, Precision Health Research Singapore Partner for 100K Genomes Population Study The Scan Blend of Omicron With Delta The Associated Press reports that currently circulating Omicron variants have some features previously seen in the Delta variant. Limited Contrast The New York Times reports that there is a shortage of a contrast agent used for some medical scans. Pig Improvement Farmers in China are using genetics to improve their hog herds, according to Reuters. Science Papers Present Way to Molecularly Classify Prostate Cancer, Saliva-Based SARS-CoV-2 Test, More In Science this week: approach to molecularly classify prostate tumors, saliva-based test for SARS-CoV-2, and more.